Cafe owner posts kids' mess on Facebook
Updated On: Aug 07 2013 06:42:09 AM CDT
A cafe owner in Washington who posted a photo of the mess a customer's children left behind has sparked a firestorm online.
The children's mother said she was shocked to see the photo of the Facebook page of the Rainy Days Caffé in Lake Stevens.
She posted a review online saying she was outraged anyone would be so mean because her kids dropped a few crumbs, Seattle TV station KCPQ reported.
But the cafe's owner, Rainy MacDuff, said she's running a business — not a daycare center.
"I'd like to take this time to thank our customers with small children who don't make messes," she told KCPQ. "It was supposed to be something snarky and funny and it didn't turn out that way at all."
The photo went viral on Facebook and now MacDuff and her shop are under attack.
"Somebody threatened to drag me behind their truck," she said. "I've had people threaten to picket my business."
The mother at the center of the post did not want to be interviewed on camera, but said she just wants an apology.
MacDuff initially refused, but eventually posted an apology on the cafe's Facebook page, saying it was "not right" to post the photo.
"I am deeply sorry for any embarrassment it might have caused anyone," she wrote.
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